Photo of the Day – Shoalhaven Heads – 25/03/17

Shoalhaven Heads
Hot off the presses, here’s a shot from this morning’s sunrise on Seven Mile Beach. Interesting note about this shot from a technical perspective. The lens that I use for most of my shots is a very wide angle 10-22mm. About three years ago, I fell on this lens down at Camel Rock (trying to get over the rocks to Horsehead at high tide – fellow photographers will know what I mean!) and broke something inside it. It hasn’t auto-focused since (yes, pretty much every photo I’ve taken since has been manually focused) and it also comes apart quite easily. Over the years I have discovered I can kind of emulate a lens called a tilt-shift to create some cool effects that heavily blur portions of the image far beyond the aperture it is ordinarily capable of (f4.5). And that’s what I used for this shot on the dunes, as the sun was coming up over the horizon. Nice bit of swell down at the beach this morning and a not completely shit weather forecast for today. Alright team, keep it real and I’ll catch you all tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Photo of the Day – Sailors Beach in Hyams Beach – 23/03/17

Sailors Beach
The unsettled weather just keeps on trucking here in South Coast NSW. The rain has backed off slightly but considering we were told it would be a hotter and drier autumn than usual, I’m guessing the Bureau of Meteorology will be checking its medium term modelling software – lol. However, the skies are at least a bit more broken this week, which has given the opportunity for some good sunrises and sunsets. Yesterday I had an inkling that the cloud would be perfect for a colourful sunrise so I headed down to one of my favourite spots – Sailors Beach in Hyams Beach down on Jervis Bay. There were a couple of other photographers on the beach (you can see them in the surf on the right of the photo there) who were photographing the sunrise from the water, but other than that it was pretty quiet. I flew the drone and shot a cool timelapse and got some great shots with the DSLR. This was my favourite from the morning with the just-risen sun lighting up the little creek at the northern end of the beach. Have a great Thursday guys ๐Ÿ™‚
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Photo of the Day – Gerroa – 22/03/17

Gerroa
Well blimey, what do you know, strike a light, blow me down with a feather, lawks a lawdy, heavens above – we finally got a sunset last night. Now the irony of this (given how much I have been complaining about the last 30 days of grey shite) is that I’d have missed the best of it. I had my nose buried in my computer screen and was oblivious to the clouds and the gap on the horizon. Fortunately Ryan Twemlow (son of fellow south coast photographer Greg) did spot it and Greg was kind enough to message me and caused me to rotate my head 90ยบ to the left and look out of the window, and before the ‘ping’ noise of that text had died away, I was in my car and en route to Gerroa. So, it turned out to be a classic Gerroa sunset, enjoyed by a few lucky souls down on the beach. Very energising it was too and accompanied by a vibrant rainbow to the east. This was my favourite shot from the evening – awesome colours, great reflections and exactly the sort of scene I love photographing. Have a great Wednesday team and if you want to see what I got up to for sunrise today, be sure to check out my Instagram story feed at http://instagram.com/sublimesouth ๐Ÿ™‚
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Street Photography by Dougie Wallace

Photography by Dougie Wallace - http://www.dougiewallace.com/

  Just love the photography on Dougie Wallace’s portfolio website. As a kid I used to skip school and get the train into London. We’d hang around in Hamleys or Harrods, dodging the attention of the coppers who would want to know why we weren’t in school. This bloke and his red setter and his […]

Photo of the Day – Sailors Beach – 19/03/17

Not going to comment on the weather. Nope. Not going there. Don’t mind me building this Ark here. Apologies for the mess. Here’s a shot from Hyams Beach taken with the drone a couple of months ago. You can see Sailors Beach here and in the distance HMAS Cresswell and over in the distance where the sun is just rising behind the clouds is the western edge of Booderee National Park. Such an awesome spot ๐Ÿ™‚
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Photo of the Day – Narooma – 18/03/17

Narooma
So many amazing locations in south coast NSW and I always love pointing the car south and exploring them. This is Narooma as seen from above Wagonga Head with the hills of Bodalla in the background. Awesome place to stay and to explore the Eurobodalla Shire region. We always try and eat at the Quarterdeck cafe on Wagonga Inlet when we’re in town – great eats right on the water. Alright team, have a chilled Saturday and may the odds be ever in your favour ๐Ÿ™‚
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Photo of the Day – Honeymoon Bay – 17/03/17

Honeymoon Bay
How about a blast of sunshine on a grey and rainy day? This is the famous Honeymoon Bay in Jervis Bay as seen from a birds eye (perhaps a wedge-tailed sea eagle?) view. If it looks an idyllic spot, then you’d be right. Such a lovely spot does get very busy during the summer, but time your visit right and you can have the place to yourself – at least for a little while. If you’re into snorkelling it’s an awesome spot to float around in, but equally nice for just relaxing and with trees right down to the water’s edge, there’s always some shade to be found. Alrighty team, have a great Thursday and as you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.
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Photo of the Day – Black Head Reserve – 14/03/17

Black Head Reserve
Alright folks. The weather this weekend was a great improvement on the previous three weeks, but it’s all thunder, lightning and rain again today! Here’s a shot I took down at Black Head Reserve in Gerroa at the weekend as the sun disappeared behind the escarpment. If you’re familiar with the area, that’s actually Mount Cambewarra the sun’s going down behind, where you can visit the lookout and have an awesome meal at the cafe there. Anyway – please with how this one came out – Black Head is such a photogenic spot. Happy Tuesday one and all ๐Ÿ™‚
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Photo of the Day – Murrays Beach – 12/03/17

Murrays Beach
Hello, hello, hello and a very happy Sunday to you all. This morning I headed down to Murrays Beach in Jervis Bay. This beach remains my favourite and I love visiting it at this time of the year when it’s nice and quiet. I once met a lady on this beach sifting through the sand near some rocks with a fork – turned out she’d lost her wedding ring – I suggested speaking to the local cops to find someone with a metal detector. Not sure if she ever got the ring back or not, hope she did. Anyway, there wasn’t much in the way of high-level cloud to spice up the sunrise this morning, but there was a nice little bank on the horizon which got lit up as the sun emerged behind Governor’s Head. Oh and hello to the Freunds, who I had a lovely chat with down on the beach – hope you get out on the water soon! Righty then, that’ll do us. Till next time, team ๐Ÿ™‚
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Photo of the Day – Black Head Reserve – 09/03/17

Black Head Reserve
Alrighty then team. How are we all this fine Thursday? The weather here continues to be turbulent and very cloudy. In search of a little bit of colour, I headed to Black Head Reserve in Gerroa and pointed the camera south-west towards the sunset. It was very windy and wet, but it was nice to get out and blow a few of the cobwebs away. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Photo of the Day – Nellies Glen – 06/03/17

Nellies Glen
With so much rain having fallen over the last two weeks there was only one logical place to head when it finally stopped – the Southern Highlands and waterfall country. I headed up to Carrington Falls, but called in at adjoining Nellies Glen first. These guys were from the UK and exploring Australia for a year. Nice place to sit and enjoy the moment. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Photo of the Day – Gerroa – 05/03/17

Gerroa
Yep. Still raining. Here’s one from the start of the summer down at Gerroa. Cheers team ๐Ÿ™‚
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Photo of the Day – Shoalhaven Heads – 04/03/17

Shoalhaven Heads
As I’ve gained more experience, so the way that I process photos has changed too. When I took this particular shot, seven years ago, down at Hay Avenue, I processed it using various techniques in Photoshop. But over time I’ve realised that my original interpretations were heavy-handed and so I’ve been revisiting the digital negatives of quite a lot of my early digital photos. Unlike my original release of this image, this is one single shot, not a combination of exposures. It has been edited simply from the original negative (called a RAW file) and is a much truer representation of the sky on this particular sunset than my prior efforts. This was one of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen. I took it at one of my favourite shots taken at Hay Avenue in Shoalhaven Heads which will always be one of my favourite ‘go to’ spots, though it has become increasingly popular over the years. Anyway – hope you’re all enjoying your weekend – have a good one and I’ll catch you all tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚
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